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My girl has TB!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by polly.glot, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. polly.glot

    polly.glot New commenter

    For people of my generation, this was a death sentence...though I know it's easier to treat these days. But I can't help worrying terribly about my lovely daughter, so far away in London....Am I being silly?
  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    My neighbour's little boy caught it, I think on a foreign trip. He was treated in the UK and survived.
  3. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    unless it is a resistant variety she should be treatable with modern drugs.i do hope she is ok xx

  4. dominant_tonic

    dominant_tonic Established commenter

    I hope she's okay xx if it is any conolation when I went up to GPs for jabs to go to Korea, Nurse noticed that I had not had my BCG jab, and was totally unfased by it. they don;t keep the immunisations locally anymore just in London, and he would had to have sent for one. He said Ihe could if I wanted to, but he wouldn't be worried as it was easily treatable. I do hope that reassures you somewhat. xx
  5. I think it takes a while to treat, these days and she will be advised to take care of herself but she should be fine - in time.
    Its silly to say but try not to worry too much.

  6. polly.glot

    polly.glot New commenter

    Thank you so much for the reassurance ...it's not easy when she is 12,000 miles away...You are lovely people.
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    That is so hard and I do sympathise with you. I hope she will quickly respond to treatment. Have you and she got Skype so that you can see each other as you chat?
  8. Cestrian

    Cestrian New commenter

    Miss C has had to be re-checked for TB immunity in order to carry on her Nursing degree, as the blanket immunisation programme had been stopped when she was in High School. They did the immunity test and to her delight she was still protected (from childhood I suppose) - if not she would have just had the booster. Hope your daughter recovers soon - a friend had suspected TB after some voluntary work in India, he had to take tablets but was never ill and the x-rays cleared pretty quickly as I remember.

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